One of the best value draft selections in franchise history plays his 500th game for the Calgary Flames tonight. 2011 fourth round pick Johnny Gaudreau hits the milestone after becoming one of the most significant players in club history.
The 104th player selected in 2011, Gaudreau is neck and neck with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for fifth in draft class scoring. The four players ahead of them are Nikita Kucherov, Gabriel Landeskog, Mark Scheifele and Jonathan Huberdeau. The five players mentioned here have all played many more NHL games than Gaudreau, who played three NCAA seasons after being drafted.

Gaudreau on the franchise leaderboard

21st in games played among skaters (23rd when you include goalies)
14th in goals
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9th in assists
10th in points
14th in even strength goals
20th in power play goals
6th in game winning goals

Gaudreau milestone games

  • 1st – Apr. 13, 2014 against Vancouver (scored first NHL goal), a loss
  • 100th – Nov. 15, 2015 against Chicago, a loss
  • 200th – Jan. 23, 2017 against Toronto, a loss
  • 300th – Mar. 7, 2018 against Buffalo, a win
  • 400th – Oct. 13, 2019 against San Jose, a loss
  • 500th – Mar. 27, 2021 against Winnipeg